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  • Chef Tim Hollingsworth's barbecue rules: thick steaks, cheap tri-tip

    Chef Tim Hollingsworth's barbecue rules: thick steaks, cheap tri-tip

    Getting ready for summer barbecues? Chef Tim Hollingsworth of Barrel & Ashes has some advice. Make sure you buy thick cuts. It's better to serve one steak to two people than to try to cook two thin ones. "The biggest mistake people make is buying too-thin steaks," Hollingsworth says. "If you do...

  • Jonathan Gold reviews Asanebo, where dining elevates your state of being

    Jonathan Gold reviews Asanebo, where dining elevates your state of being

    If you want to understand Asanebo, the sleek Japanese restaurant at the heart of Studio City's sushi bar strip, you could do worse than to look at the tiny dish of chawanmushi there, the inevitable beginning to one of the long, multi-coursed omakase meals that are the restaurant's reason for being....

  • Barrel & Ashes a crackling fine take on Texas barbecue

    Barrel & Ashes a crackling fine take on Texas barbecue

    When you talk to the masters of Texas barbecue, men and women who measure their lives in cords of post oak and fatty beef by the ton, you will hear about convection rates and sedimentation, humidity and wind, and the way fat renders in April as opposed to the way it renders in May. You learn about...

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  • 'Monk's' Jason Gray-Stanford is ready to give up his studio-close digs

    'Monk's' Jason Gray-Stanford is ready to give up his studio-close digs

    Jason Gray-Stanford of “Monk” fame has listed his Studio City house for sale at $1.899 million. The Traditional-style one-story is set on a gated third of an acre in the Fryman Canyon area. Red brick accents and large windows add to the 1950s vibe outside, while vaulted ceilings and open plan space...

  • Angry man spends $200 at sushi restaurant, leaves 13-foot python instead of tip

    Angry man spends $200 at sushi restaurant, leaves 13-foot python instead of tip

    Hiroshi Motohashi was angry with the management of the Studio City sushi restaurant, so police said he decided to leave something for other customers to remember him by. Instead of "dropping the mic" after a memorable rant, officials say the 46-year-old man dropped a 13-foot-long snake in the middle...

  • Baseball: Beware when pitching to Harvard-Westlake's Jake Suddleson

    If anyone has any doubt that senior center fielder Jake Suddleson of Harvard-Westlake is one of the most dangerous hitters in the Southland, then remember to look back at what he accomplished on Monday in a Mission League game against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. Facing junior Hunter Greene, who throws...

  • Baseball: McCabe Slye has discovered acting and pitching at Harvard-Westlake

    There were more than a dozen baseball scouts at Harvard-Westlake's field on Wednesday to watch Chaminade outfielder Blake Rutherford, one of the top pro prospects in the nation. Senior pitcher McCabe Slye of Harvard-Westlake was joking, "They were all here to see me throw 82 mph." Nope, Slye isn't...

  • Where to go for Easter brunch in and around Los Angeles

    Where to go for Easter brunch in and around Los Angeles

    If you're planning on having Easter brunch out this year (no one will blame you), here's a guide to restaurants offering brunch, and even a few Easter egg hunts, in and around the L.A. area. Because even if your family's tradition includes roast leg of lamb, crab eggs Benedict and bottomless mimosas,...

  • Soap star Scott Clifton buys actor Adam Arkin's Studio City hideaway

    Soap star Scott Clifton buys actor Adam Arkin's Studio City hideaway

    In a celebrity handoff typical for the Studio City real estate market, Scott Clifton of “The Bold and the Beautiful” is the new owner of the home that actor Adam Arkin recently sold for about $1 million. Set on a private gated road, the 1956 ranch house is tucked away on a secluded three-quarter-acre...

  • The little church in the Valley where Nancy, Ronald Reagan got married
    The little church in the Valley where Nancy, Ronald Reagan got married

    The Little Brown Church in the Valley, a diminutive sanctuary in Studio City surrounded by multistory apartment buildings, has hosted more than 23,000 weddings. But it’s probably best known as the site of the union between Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis on March 4, 1952.

    It was the 1,761st marriage...

  • The 'Seinfeld' Soup Nazi is coming to L.A., and he actually has soup for you
    The 'Seinfeld' Soup Nazi is coming to L.A., and he actually has soup for you

    "No soup for you!" It's a line fans of the show "Seinfeld" have repeated over and over again, in every imaginable situation, since "The Soup Nazi" episode aired in the '90s.

    And today, the Soup Nazi is in L.A., and there's plenty of soup for everyone. 

    Larry Thomas, the actor who played the Soup...

  • Stephen Amell of 'The Arrow' is ready to part with his high ground in Studio City
    Stephen Amell of 'The Arrow' is ready to part with his high ground in Studio City

    Television superhero Stephen Amell, who moved his green hood to the Hollywood Hills late last year, has put his home in Studio City up for sale at $1.35 million.

    Set up from the street in the Silver Triangle area, the two-story house features colorful hues, hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings...

  • Hot Property | Stephen Amell
    Hot Property | Stephen Amell

    The two-story house on a double lot in Studio City has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms in about 2,250 square feet of space.

  • This L.A. chef wants to buy all back-of-house restaurant employees dinner
    This L.A. chef wants to buy all back-of-house restaurant employees dinner

    If you're a back-of-house (BOH) restaurant employee, meaning if you work in any back-of-the-house restaurant positions, from a dishwasher to a chef, Phillip Frankland Lee wants to buy you dinner. 

    Lee -- who is a contestant on the current season of "Top Chef" and chef-owner at Scratch Bar and Kitchen,...

  • John Legend and Chrissy Teigen make splashy purchase in Beverly Hills area
    John Legend and Chrissy Teigen make splashy purchase in Beverly Hills area

    Singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, have bought a familiar home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $14.1 million.

    The remodeled contemporary-style house on close to an acre was formerly owned by pop star Rihanna, who sold the property four years ago for $5.03...

  • Actor Adam Arkin sells his Studio City retreat for about $1 million
    Actor Adam Arkin sells his Studio City retreat for about $1 million

    Actor-director Adam Arkin has parted ways with his Studio City home, selling the gated retreat for $1.005 million.

    Accessed by a private road, the updated 1950s ranch-style house has vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, light hardwood floors and a living room with a brick-lined fireplace. Large...

  • McConnell's Fine Ice Creams opens next week in Studio City
    McConnell's Fine Ice Creams opens next week in Studio City

    The ice cream renaissance in Los Angeles continues, outside temperatures notwithstanding. McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, will open its second Los Angeles shop Jan. 21 in Studio City.

    The new ice cream shop on Ventura Place is a few doors down from Joan's on Third, in the part of the neighborhood...

  • Boys' basketball: Crespi holds off Harvard-Westlake in overtime thriller

    Dramatic, fan-pleasing basketball is back in the Mission League. On Wednesday night, Crespi and Harvard-Westlake engaged in an overtime thriller.

    The game was finally ended when sophomore Brandon Williams made a baseline jumper at the buzzer in overtime to give Crespi (16-1, 2-0) a 77-75 victory...

  • 'Rectify's' Abigail Spencer buys a Spanish charmer in Studio City
    'Rectify's' Abigail Spencer buys a Spanish charmer in Studio City

    Actress Abigail Spencer, who stars on the SundanceTV drama “Rectify,” has bought a home in Studio City for $1.299 million.

    The gated Spanish-style house, built in 1923, was recently renovated and expanded and features arched doors and windows, vaulted ceilings and a new master suite addition complete...

  • Hot Property | Abigail Spencer
    Hot Property | Abigail Spencer

    The renovated 1920s Spanish-style home has a courtyard, vaulted ceilings and an updated kitchen.

  • Elegant Cape Cod style in Studio City
    Elegant Cape Cod style in Studio City

    Arched double doors open to a foyer with soaring ceilings and marble flooring at this elegant Cape Cod-inspired two-story in Studio City. An entertainment area at the back of the newly built home takes in a covered outdoor living space and a swimming pool with spa that leads to a guesthouse.

    Location:...

  • Home of the Week: A stylish nest for Robert Byrd lovers
    Home of the Week: A stylish nest for Robert Byrd lovers

    This Studio City home with a guesthouse displays many of the details associated with architect Robert Byrd, who focused on indoor-outdoor living while combining such eclectic styles as California Ranch, Midcentury Modern and Farmhouse. Wood-beamed ceilings, the use of brick and ample patio and...

  • Bruno Mars wraps up a year's worth of realty deals with home sale
    Bruno Mars wraps up a year's worth of realty deals with home sale

    Grammy winner Bruno Mars has sold his Hollywood Regency-style contemporary along the border of Studio City and Hollywood Hills West for $3,347,500 in an off-market deal.

    Fronting a 10-vehicle motor court, the 1964 home has an imposing facade with stone columns flanking 11-foot-tall frosted glass...

  • Boys' basketball: Freshmen making impact in early games

    The class of 2019 is already influencing the high school basketball season.

    Cassius Stanley, a 6-foot-5 freshman at Harvard-Westlake, made his high school debut on Tuesday night and contributed 18 points, 14 rebounds and five assists in the Wolverines' 73-56 victory over Newbury Park in the Calabasas...

  • Water polo: It will be Harvard-Westlake vs. Mater Dei for Division 1 championship

    It's only fitting that the best rivalry in high school water polo will resume on Saturday in the Southern Section Division 1 championship match.

    No. 1-seeded Santa Ana Mater Dei and No. 2-seeded Harvard-Westlake won their semifinal matches on Wednesday.

    Mater Dei withstood an impressive rally from...

  • Three new happy hours to check out now: E.P. & L.P., Ashland Hill, the Bellwether
    Three new happy hours to check out now: E.P. & L.P., Ashland Hill, the Bellwether

    You work hard, so the next time you feel like cutting out to make happy hour, maybe go for it.  

    Get friendly with some co-workers over a round of $5 drinks and a basket of wings. Here are three new happy hours to get you started. And wherever you go, get home safely. 

    E.P. & L.P. has introduced...

  • Ethics Commission files formal complaint against LAPD sergeant who detained 'Django' actress
    Ethics Commission files formal complaint against LAPD sergeant who detained 'Django' actress

    The Los Angeles Ethics Commission has formally accused a retired LAPD sergeant of violating city ethics rules for leaking an audio recording of his controversial stop of "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts to the media, the agency announced Friday.

    Retired Sgt. Jim Parker is accused of misusing...

  • Pedestrian dies in possible hit-and-run on 170 Freeway near Studio City
    Pedestrian dies in possible hit-and-run on 170 Freeway near Studio City

    An 18-year-old man died early Saturday in what authorities said was a possible hit-and-run on the 170 Freeway near Studio City.

    California Highway Patrol officers responded about 12:20 a.m. to a report of a pedestrian lying in the northbound lanes of the freeway near the 101/134 interchange, authorities...

  • LAPD sergeant who detained 'Django' actress accused of violating ethics rules
    LAPD sergeant who detained 'Django' actress accused of violating ethics rules

    A now-retired Los Angeles police sergeant who drew headlines last year after he detained a "Django Unchained" actress has been accused of violating city ethics rules by leaking an audio recording of the encounter to the media.

    In a highly unusual move, city ethics officials accuse Sgt. Jim Parker...

  • Win gives Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball chance at title
    Win gives Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball chance at title

    Volleyball: Tologs utilize excellent passing effort to overcome Harvard-Westlake in 3-1 league victory.

  • Khashakyan taken down at Fight Night 4

    Alfred Khashakyan’s mixed martial arts’ rise took a detour Friday night.

    In the co-main event of Fight Night at Sportsmen’s Lodge 4 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, Khashakyan had his five-fight winning streak stopped by way of a unanimous decision defeat to Juan Archuleta.

    In a classic...

  • How much house does $750,000 buy in Los Angeles County?
    How much house does $750,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    What kind of house does about $750,000 buy in Los Angeles County? In East Hollywood, a Colonial Craftsman with period details. In Topanga, a tree-topped retreat. And, yes, a home in Malibu. Here’s a larger look of homes for sale at that price point.

    STUDIO CITY: A white picket fence and a blue...

  • Hail Mary sends St. Francis football to third loss in a row

    Football: Golden Knights fall to visiting Harvard-Westlake, 27-21, on last-second 48-yard touchdown pass.

  • Julian Cox, the king of L.A.'s bar scene, opens a new cocktail lounge in Studio City
    Julian Cox, the king of L.A.'s bar scene, opens a new cocktail lounge in Studio City

    If you've had a drink in Los Angeles in the last 10 years, chances are you've tried a cocktail dreamed up by Julian Cox. The bartender, known for his smoky barbacoa mezcal drink at the now-closed Rivera in downtown Los Angeles, is behind some of the best bar programs in the city, including those...

  • Nothing special for Flintridge Prep football in loss to Campbell Hall
    Nothing special for Flintridge Prep football in loss to Campbell Hall

    Football: Rebels struggle on special teams throughout 35-15 nonleague home defeat against Vikings.

  • Disney artist's small world is on the market
    Disney artist's small world is on the market

    Built for artists, the multistory Mary and Lee Blair Residence and Studio has been restored and brought back to its original design. Animator and concept artist Mary Blair worked for Walt Disney Co. and on Disneyland's "It's a Small World" attraction. Glass walls and doors look out onto terrace...

  • 'Fargo's' Adam Arkin puts his studio-close hideaway on the market
    'Fargo's' Adam Arkin puts his studio-close hideaway on the market

    Actor Adam Arkin of the current series “Fargo” has listed a Studio City house for sale at $1.099 million.

    The gated retreat encompasses three-quarters of an acre tucked away amid trees on the side of a hill and accessed by private road.

    Built in 1956, the ranch house features large windows that...

  • New year, similar results for Flintridge Sacred Heart, St. Francis cross-country
    New year, similar results for Flintridge Sacred Heart, St. Francis cross-country

    Cross-country: Tologs take third in first Mission League meet, Golden Knights are sixth.

  • Emmy-winning producer denies trying to kill roommate over Oscars joke
    Emmy-winning producer denies trying to kill roommate over Oscars joke

    An Emmy-winning producer has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to kill his roommate with a kitchen knife, authorities said.

    Colombian actor and producer Andre Bautista, known by his stage name Andre Bauth, entered the plea Monday in a Van Nuys courtroom, according to the Los Angeles County...

  • Time for some new characters at Ed Asner's onetime home in Studio City
    Time for some new characters at Ed Asner's onetime home in Studio City

    When actor Ed Asner’s longtime home in Studio City sold two years ago, we couldn’t help but liken it to a warm fuzzy.

    Now the gated house is back on the market and, although the current sellers have extensively repainted, the quaint character of the 1954 single-story ranch still shines through....

  • Emmy-winning producer wanted for allegedly stabbing roommate over Oscars joke
    Emmy-winning producer wanted for allegedly stabbing roommate over Oscars joke

    Los Angeles police have issued an arrest warrant for an Emmy-winning producer who allegedly tried to kill his roommate earlier this week with a kitchen knife.

    Andre Bauth, whose real name is Andre Salaman Bautista, is wanted on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after...

  • Photos: See how this remodel perfectly captures California's indoor-outdoor living
    Photos: See how this remodel perfectly captures California's indoor-outdoor living

    It all started with a preschool social gathering at a Studio City home, a serendipitous encounter that led, eventually, to Nina Lederman moving into her dream house in 2003.

    "I loved the house instantly," says Lederman, a TV executive. "I told the homeowner that if she ever wanted to sell the house,...

  • Thoughtful gazing at the Studio City Farmers Market
    Thoughtful gazing at the Studio City Farmers Market

    Lucy Rendler-Kaplan took a close-up photograph of a pony at the Studio City Farmers Market on July 11.

    Rendler-Kaplan lived near the market until 2013, when she moved to Chicago. When work takes her back to Los Angeles every few weeks, she makes sure to visit the market, where she loves to photograph...

  • The Bellwether in Studio City is where all your pork dreams come true
    The Bellwether in Studio City is where all your pork dreams come true

    Name of restaurant: The Bellwether in Studio City.

    Chef/Owner: Co-owners chef Ted Hopson (formerly Lukshon and Father’s Office) and beverage director Ann-Marie Verdi (also from Father’s Office).

    Concept: The Bellwether is an upscale, neighborhood spot in the former Olé Tapas Bar space on Ventura...

  • Top sales: Ridley Scott's former Malibu digs goes for $9.5 million
    Top sales: Ridley Scott's former Malibu digs goes for $9.5 million

    The homes of a restaurateur and merchandising executive as well as the onetime home of a film director were among the top residential real estate sales in greater Los Angeles last week.

    $13.275 million — Brentwood

    A European-inspired home on nearly three quarters of an acre in Brentwood Park sold...

  • Marisa Coughlan sells her secluded hillside home in Studio City for above the asking price
    Marisa Coughlan sells her secluded hillside home in Studio City for above the asking price

    Actress Marisa Coughlan, who’ll be in next year’s movie “Super Troopers 2,” has sold her Studio City home for $1.325 million. Not too shabby considered she listed the secluded property in May at $1.195 million.

    Set on a third of an acre in the hills, the 1957 traditional-style house is surrounded...

  • DWP water main break floods Ventura Boulevard in Studio City
    DWP water main break floods Ventura Boulevard in Studio City

    Utility crews were working Saturday night to repair a water main break near of Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, officials said.

    A leak in a 30-inch pipe near 12900 W. Ventura Blvd. was flooding the street, said Jason Stinnett, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Department...

  • 'Clipped' star Ashley Tisdale sells custom house in Toluca Lake built by her father
    'Clipped' star Ashley Tisdale sells custom house in Toluca Lake built by her father

    Actress-producer Ashley Tisdale of the animated television series “Phineas and Ferb” has sold the Toluca Lake home her father built for her for $2.3 million.

    The 2008 Spanish-style house, a project of Michael J. Tisdale Construction, is set behind gates and walls. The courtyard entry is monitored...

  • Comic Dennis Miller, TV director D.J. Lobue are among former owners of Studio City home #TBT
    Comic Dennis Miller, TV director D.J. Lobue are among former owners of Studio City home #TBT

    Here’s a Studio City contemporary listed at $2.115 million that comes with a blast-from-the-past history.

    Local architect Michael Pearce bought the lot in 1981 for $20,500 and completed the tri-level house in two years as his personal residence. The Modernist architect parted with the place in...

  • LAPD chief says Studio City shooting was a 'suicide by cop'
    LAPD chief says Studio City shooting was a 'suicide by cop'

    The night before Seth Raines was shot to death by Los Angeles police in Studio City, a chaplain in a skid row homeless shelter pleaded with him not to leave.

    The 44-year-old Raines had made huge strides since arriving at the Union Rescue Mission, where he had recently completed an intensive, year-long...

  • L.A. County coroner identifies Studio City gunman
    L.A. County coroner identifies Studio City gunman

    The gunman who died after opening fire in a busy stretch of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City on Friday has been identified as a 44-year-old Los Angeles resident.

    Seth Raines sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died after police armed with handguns confronted him outside the Union Bank on Ventura...

  • Singer and 'Scorpion' star Katharine McPhee lands a celebrity-flipped home in Toluca Lake
    Singer and 'Scorpion' star Katharine McPhee lands a celebrity-flipped home in Toluca Lake

    Singer Katharine McPhee, who stars in the television show “Scorpion,” has bought a house in Toluca Lake for $1.4 million. The sellers were husband-wife actors and serial home flippers Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays.

    The Traditional single-story, built in 1945, features white walls, hardwood floors,...

  • Home of the Day: LEED-certified 'Treehouse' in Colfax Meadows
    Home of the Day: LEED-certified 'Treehouse' in Colfax Meadows

    Biocomposite countertops, recycled glass tile and other reclaimed materials feature prominently in the design of this LEED-platinum certified home in the Colfax Meadows area of Studio City.

    Known as the Treehouse, the home's 5-foot overhangs provide shade during different times of the day. On the...

  • Home of the Day: LEED-certified 'Treehouse' in Colfax Meadows
    Home of the Day: LEED-certified 'Treehouse' in Colfax Meadows

    The LEED-platinum certified home in Colfax Meadows features biocomposite countertops, passive cooling and solar panels.

  • Comic Frank Caliendo sells Bud Abbott's one-time home in Studio City
    Comic Frank Caliendo sells Bud Abbott's one-time home in Studio City

    Impressionist-comedian Frank Caliendo has sold a Studio City home once owned by Bud Abbott of the comedy duo Abbott and Costello for $1.4 million.

    The English Country-style home, built in 1939, has a dual-island kitchen, a family room with a wet bar, five bedrooms and six bathrooms in 3,662 square...

  • Bob Hope's Toluca Lake estate listed at $12 million, after $11-million price cut
    Bob Hope's Toluca Lake estate listed at $12 million, after $11-million price cut

    The Bob and Dolores Hope estate in Toluca Lake is now priced at $12 million — nearly half of the previous $23 million asking price and $15.5 million less than what it came on the market for in 2013.

    The English Traditional-style house on about three acres was designed by Robert Finkelhor and built...

  • Bob Hope's Toluca Lake estate listed at $12 million, after $11-million price cut
    Bob Hope's Toluca Lake estate listed at $12 million, after $11-million price cut

    The Bob Hope estate is now priced at $12 million, nearly half of the previous asking price of $23 million.

  • Khashakyan leads locals at Valley Fight Night
    Khashakyan leads locals at Valley Fight Night

    A dynamic muay Thai kickboxers who’s transformed into a burgeoning mixed martial artist, Alfred Khashakyan will take his next step forward Friday when he leads a local contingent at Valley Fight Night 3 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

    Khaskhakyan, Vardan Sholinian and Levon Sargsyan of...

  • Throwback Thursday: Home was Rue McClanahan's during her 'Golden Girls' days
    Throwback Thursday: Home was Rue McClanahan's during her 'Golden Girls' days

    A Studio City home once owned by “Golden Girl” Rue McClanahan has sold for $3.4 million.

    That’s roughly $2 million more than the $1.41 million paid for the gated house last year. The late actress sold the property in 1988, during the sitcom’s heyday, for $625,000.

    The Cape Cod-inspired two story,...

  • Home of late 'Beverly Hillbillies' creator Paul Henning lists in Toluca Lake
    Home of late 'Beverly Hillbillies' creator Paul Henning lists in Toluca Lake

    "Come and listen to a story." The Toluca Lake retirement home of “The Beverly Hillbillies” creator Paul Henning has come on the market at $3.495 million.

    The Tudor house last sold for $2.85 million in 2008 and had sold two years before that for $2.91 million.

    The product of prolific residential...

  • Impressionist Frank Caliendo lists Studio City home with comedy past
    Impressionist Frank Caliendo lists Studio City home with comedy past

    Comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo has put a home in Studio City on the market for $1.495 million.

    Built in the late 1930s, the two-story home was once owned by Bud Abbott, the actor and comedian known as half of the comedy duo Abbott and Costello.

    Drawing inspiration from English Country...

  • Impressionist Frank Caliendo lists Studio City home with comedy past
    Impressionist Frank Caliendo lists Studio City home with comedy past

    Comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo listed a Studio City home formerly owned by Bud Abbott of Abbott and Costello fame in June for $1.495 million. It sold in July for $1.4 million.

  • Two Father's Office alums to open the Bellwether in Studio City
    Two Father's Office alums to open the Bellwether in Studio City

    Two Father's Office alums are adding to the growing restaurant row in Studio City. Chef Ted Hopson and beverage director Ann-Marie Verdi plan to open the Bellwether restaurant and bar on Ventura Boulevard this summer. 

    Details on the menu are slim, but Hopson, who also worked at Lukshon, and Verdi...

  • Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. buys a Studio City showplace for $2.8 million
    Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. buys a Studio City showplace for $2.8 million

    Former middleweight boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has landed a knockout pad in Studio City for $2.8 million.

    The wood-and-concrete contemporary, completed this year, features a lounge with a wet bar, mirrors with built-in televisions and a three-sided fireplace that divides the main floor.

    ...

  • Home of the Day: Rumored Clark Gable, Carole Lombard rendezvous spot
    Home of the Day: Rumored Clark Gable, Carole Lombard rendezvous spot

    This Spanish-style residence, once owned by silent screen director Rex Ingram, is rumored to have been a rendezvous spot for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard in the 1930s. Sited on more than half an acre in the Colfax Meadow neighborhood, park-like grounds include a courtyard, an outdoor kitchen,...

  • Home of the Day: Purported Clark Gable, Carole Lombard rendezvous spot
    Home of the Day: Purported Clark Gable, Carole Lombard rendezvous spot

    The 1930s Spanish-style home is said to have been a rendezvous spot for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.

  • Man runs over, kills wife while backing out of driveway
    Man runs over, kills wife while backing out of driveway

    An 80-year-old man accidentally killed his wife Monday while reversing his car out of his driveway, authorities said.

    The woman, also 80, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 1 p.m. in the 10800 block of Wrightwood Lane in Studio City, Los Angeles police Officer Jane Kim said.

    A preliminary...

  • Chef Tim Hollingsworth puts years into his barbecued tri-tip
    Chef Tim Hollingsworth puts years into his barbecued tri-tip

    Tim Hollingsworth cooks tri-tip just like his father did, which is certainly not to suggest he cooks it the same way that his father did.

    After all, Hollingsworth is the chef at the new-wave barbecue joint Barrel & Ashes in Studio City as well as the much-anticipated Otium restaurant at the new...

  • The Jonas brothers' family home sells in Toluca Lake for $1.8 million
    The Jonas brothers' family home sells in Toluca Lake for $1.8 million

    The family home of the pop-rock brothers Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas has sold in Toluca Lake for $1.8 million.

    Set behind gates and an ivy-covered wrought iron fence, the two-story Traditional-style is clad in red brick on the first level with white siding above. Black shutters accent the upper-story...

  • Man arrested after barricading himself in Studio City home, police say
    Man arrested after barricading himself in Studio City home, police say

    A man who claimed to be the victim of a bank's fraudulent acts was arrested Wednesday after he threatened to kill himself and barricaded himself inside his Studio City home, police said.

    The man, whose name wasn’t immediately available, had made written threats and may have been trying to kill...

  • Ceremony in Studio City, where your taco is made inside a VW bus
    Ceremony in Studio City, where your taco is made inside a VW bus

    Name of restaurant: Ceremony. The restaurant opened May 1 in Studio City.

    Chef: Owner and chef Frank Leon also owns La Loggia — which shares a wall with Ceremony — and the Village. 

    What dish represents the restaurant, and why? The El Jefe sandwich (Leon, a Cuban American, was inspired by the movie...

  • Price chops: TMZ's Harvey Levin reloads in Hollywood Hills
    Price chops: TMZ's Harvey Levin reloads in Hollywood Hills

    Harvey Levin may be hoping that his latest scoop involves a homebuyer.

    The TMZ founder has relisted his home in Hollywood Hills West for $3.995 million, down from his original 2013 asking price of $5.3 million.

    The Spanish-style estate, which had been offered for lease at $20,000 a month, has a...

  • Details of Silicon Valley exec Dave Goldberg's death emerge
    Details of Silicon Valley exec Dave Goldberg's death emerge

    Dave Goldberg, a 47-year-old Silicon Valley executive who died suddenly last Friday, collapsed while exercising on vacation at a Mexican resort, people close to the family said in a statement Monday.

    Efforts to revive Goldberg, who was the husband of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, were...

  • Dave Stewart lists historic Toluca Lake home for sale
    Dave Stewart lists historic Toluca Lake home for sale

    Musician David A. Stewart of Eurythmics fame has listed a house in Toluca Lake for sale at $4.499 million.

    Toluca Lake’s original architect, Park French, once called the 1929 Spanish-style residence home. Stained-glass windows, a wrought-iron staircase and a wood-burning fireplace in the living...

  • Jesse Barber ramen pop-up, Howlin' Ray's hot chicken at Barrel and Ashes
    Jesse Barber ramen pop-up, Howlin' Ray's hot chicken at Barrel and Ashes

    Jesse Barber, who recently left Barnyard in Venice to work on his own restaurant and retail project Dudley Market, is making ramen.

    Before the market opens next month, Barber will pop up at Japanese Knife Imports on Sunday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with spot prawn and chicken miso ramen. The ramen is...

  • Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas ready to part with marital home
    Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas ready to part with marital home

    Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have listed their marital home in Hancock Park for sale at $16.1 million.

    They created the 1.5-acre estate, which centers on a 1925 mansion designed by Hoover Dam architect Gordon B. Kaufmann, by combining two properties.

    The Italian Revival-style home features...

  • Paul Wesley snags Studio City nest from Charles Gillingham
    Paul Wesley snags Studio City nest from Charles Gillingham

    Paul Wesley of "The Vampire Diaries" was the buyer of the Studio City home sold last week by Charles Gillingham of Counting Crows for $2.05 million.

    Designed by architect Jay Vanos and built in 2010, the contemporary features floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, vaulted truss ceilings and an open plan...

  • Charles Gillingham sells his contemporary in Studio City
    Charles Gillingham sells his contemporary in Studio City

    Charles Gillingham of the rock band Counting Crows has sold his house in Studio City for $2.05 million.

    The chic contemporary, built in 2010, was designed by architect Jay Vanos. Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, vaulted truss ceilings and an open plan design add to the home’s rock-star vibe.

    Two...

  • CicLAvia in the Valley
    CicLAvia in the Valley

    Rob Rovira photographed a group of cyclists and rollerbladers during a CicLAvia event in the San Fernando Valley on March 22. The rollerbladers, particularly the one with the wig and "free hugs" T-shirt, caught his eye.

    Rovira took this photo from his Bianchi Giro bike with a Nikon D7100.

    Each...

  • Former Harvard-Westlake coach Richard Corso voted into USA water polo Hall of Fame

    Richard Corso, a former Harvard-Westlake water polo coach, has been voted into the USA water polo Hall of Fame.

    Corso is the head coach of California's women's team and is in his 10th year.

    He was the water polo coach at Harvard-Westlake for 20 years and served as head coach of the U.S. men's Olympic...

  • Corbin Bernsen, Amanda Pays list Toluca Lake house
    Corbin Bernsen, Amanda Pays list Toluca Lake house

    Husband-wife actors and serial home flippers Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays have put their latest project up for sale in Toluca Lake at $1.499 million.

    Whereas many couples find home remodeling a source of division, the two share a love of renovation work and report that it has drawn them closer.

    ...

  • Home of the Day: An entertainer's space in Studio City
    Home of the Day: An entertainer's space in Studio City

    Designed for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining, this custom-built contemporary in Studio City has a clean aesthetic with walls of glass, natural tones and a hanging wood staircase. A three-sided fireplace on the main level underscores the free-flowing floor plan, which counts a lounge with...

  • Home of the Day: An entertainer's space in Studio City
    Home of the Day: An entertainer's space in Studio City

    The newly built contemporary in Studio City features an indoor-outdoor vibe with walls of glass, a three-sided fireplace and a pool.

  • Robin Thicke gives up home in Hollywood Hills
    Robin Thicke gives up home in Hollywood Hills

    Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke has sold a house in Hollywood Hills for $4.9 million. The property had come on the market last summer at $2.985 million.

    Located in the celebrity-popular Bird Streets area, the two-story home features living and family rooms, a dining area, a sound studio, three bedrooms...

  • 'Mom' star Allison Janney sells house in Studio City
    'Mom' star Allison Janney sells house in Studio City

    Allison Janney, who stars in the CBS show “Mom,” has sold a house in Studio City for $1.585 million.

    The homey single-story home includes 1,925 square feet of interior space with living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen and a bonus room/office. The master suite has a vaulted wood-beam ceiling...

  • CicLAvia map: Bicyclists take over streets in Studio City, NoHo
    CicLAvia map: Bicyclists take over streets in Studio City, NoHo

    Bicyclists, skaters and walkers were set to take over streets in North Hollywood and Studio City Sunday in the first CicLAvia car-free event in the San Fernando Valley.

    From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., all Angelenos using nonmotorized forms of transportation can travel along a 5.5-mile stretch of Lankershim...

  • The Gadarene Swine goes vegan, adds wine garden
    The Gadarene Swine goes vegan, adds wine garden

    Phillip Frankland Lee’s all-vegetable Studio City restaurant, the Gadarene Swine, just went entirely vegan. Not so you’d notice. The chef, who also owns Scratch Bar in Beverly Hills, says only one dish was left on the menu that wasn’t vegan — olives in a honey and lime sauce. But now he’s replacing...

  • Television producer arrested, released in connection to sister's death
    Television producer arrested, released in connection to sister's death

    Television producer Jill Blackstone was released from custody Wednesday after her arrest in connection to the death of her deaf, partially blind sister, authorities said.

    About 12:40 p.m. Saturday, the Los Angeles Fire Department was called to a home in the 12000 block of Landale Street in Studio...

  • Sweet dreams for Eurythmics' Dave Stewart in Toluca Lake
    Sweet dreams for Eurythmics' Dave Stewart in Toluca Lake

    A Toluca Lake home once owned by TV producer Mark Brazill has sold to musician David A. Stewart of Eurythmics fame for $5.55 million.

    The Spanish-style house was built in 1927 by Toluca Lake pioneer and designer William Klump and sits on more than a half-acre. Recently restored and updated, the...

  • For families of hit-and-run victims, haunting questions remain
    For families of hit-and-run victims, haunting questions remain

    Debra Holt is relieved that the driver who struck and killed a 4-year-old girl in Glendale turned himself in. Matt Panagiotis is glad that the woman who fatally injured a judge's son and kept driving was sentenced to prison.

    Holt and Panagiotis — who themselves grieve loved ones mowed down by hit-and-run...

  • Former L.A. mayor can survey city from new perch
    Former L.A. mayor can survey city from new perch

    Antonio Villaraigosa, who served eight years as L.A.'s 41st mayor, has bought a contemporary house in Hollywood Hills for $2.5 million.

    The 1970s home takes in views of such landmarks as the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory as well as downtown Los Angeles and the ocean.

    The renovated...

  • Channing Tatum executes a takedown in Beverly Hills
    Channing Tatum executes a takedown in Beverly Hills

    Actor Channing Tatum, fresh on the heels of his starring role in "Foxcatcher," and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, have pinned down a house in Beverly Hills for $6 million.

    The Cape Cod-inspired home, built in 1950, is clad in dark shingles and accented with white trim. Set on more than an acre, the...

  • Charles Gillingham giving up his cool crib in Studio City
    Charles Gillingham giving up his cool crib in Studio City

    Charles Gillingham of Counting Crows has listed a rock-star-worthy house in Studio City for sale at $1,999,999.

    The stellar contemporary was designed by architect Jay Vanos and built in 2010. Floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted truss ceilings and a well-executed open plan design contribute to the...

  • Boys' basketball: Greg Hilliard's retirement tour rolls on

    Any day, Greg Hilliard’s 30-year run as basketball coach at Harvard-Westlake could come to an end. So far, his players are leaving everyone guessing, because they keep winning and extending Hilliard’s retirement date.

    Hilliard is having so much fun that he’s standing almost the entire game and...

  • Jeremy Renner house steeped in Hollywood history
    Jeremy Renner house steeped in Hollywood history

    A turnkey home owned by actors and home renovators Jeremy Renner and Kristoffer Winters has come on the market in Hollywood at $4.795 million.

    Rich in Hollywood history, the 1926 Traditional-style two-story was once the home of early filmmaker Preston Sturges, who was known for directing screwball...

  • Drummer Steven Adler snares house in Studio City

    Steven Adler, who gained fame as part of Guns N’ Roses in the late 1980s, has bought a house in Studio City for $1,337,500.

    Built in 1942, the English-countryside-inspired home takes in views of the mountains, the Valley and mature oak trees. Inside the remodeled house, the entry leads to a vaulted-ceiling...

  • Cesar Millan to break his stay in Studio City
    Cesar Millan to break his stay in Studio City

    Cesar Millan of “Dog Whisperer” fame is ready to release his house in Studio City and has put it on the market at $1.975 million.

    The Traditional-style two-story was built in 2012, when he bought it for $1.625 million, and features a formal entry, a high-ceiling living room with a fireplace, a...

  • J Lo puts her work-at-home estate in Hidden Hills on the market
    J Lo puts her work-at-home estate in Hidden Hills on the market

    Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has put her work-live estate in the gated equestrian community of Hidden Hills up for sale at $17 million.

    The more than three-acre spread centers on a 17,129-square-foot mansion with views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the cityscape.

    The listing details describe...

  • Matt Scannell sells Studio City house in a change of horizon
    Matt Scannell sells Studio City house in a change of horizon

    Alt-rocker Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon has sold a Studio City home in an off-market deal for $1.13 million.

    Set up from the street, the Traditional-style two-story house was built in 1948 but had been renovated. Views from the one-third-acre site take in the Valley, the cityscape and treetops.

    ...

  • 'Mom's' Allison Janney lists her homey place in Studio City
    'Mom's' Allison Janney lists her homey place in Studio City

    Allison Janney, who stars in the CBS show “Mom,” has listed a house in Studio City for sale at $1.495 million.

    The traditional-style home sits on more than a half-acre of grounds with mature trees, a solar-heated swimming pool and a covered outdoor dining area. A stone path leads up to a tiki bar-inspired...

  • Fashion News: Goorin hats, 'Grey' ties, Strawberry Shortcake
    Fashion News: Goorin hats, 'Grey' ties, Strawberry Shortcake

    Hat lovers, take note: San Francisco-based Goorin Bros. is throwing a grand-opening celebration for its newest L.A.-area headwear boutique in Studio City on Feb. 12. We're told there will be raffles, food and musical entertainment for all and Ben Goorin (CEO and great-grandson of founder Cassel...

  • Ashley Tisdale seeks a buyer for her house in Toluca Lake
    Ashley Tisdale seeks a buyer for her house in Toluca Lake

    Actress-producer Ashley Tisdale has a Toluca Lake home on the market at $2.5 million.

    The Spanish-style house, built in 2008, sits behind gates with a built-in security system.

    A living room with a fireplace, a curved staircase, a media room, open kitchen, family room, three bedrooms and three...

  • Max Martini is ready to part with house in Studio City
    Max Martini is ready to part with house in Studio City

    Versatile actor Max Martini has listed a Toluca Lake house on the market at $1.85 million.

    Built in 1934, the Traditional-style home features cathedral ceilings, a brick fireplace, wood floors, crown moldings and a large balcony off the front.  

    Formal living and dining rooms, a den/office, a breakfast...

  • 'Django' actress Daniele Watts, boyfriend plead not guilty to lewd conduct
    'Django' actress Daniele Watts, boyfriend plead not guilty to lewd conduct

    An attorney representing "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend entered not guilty pleas on their behalf Tuesday in a lewd conduct case stemming from their high-profile detention last fall.

    Attorney Lou Shapiro confirmed that he entered the plea on behalf of his clients. Their...

  • Bruno Mars loads up on amenities in Studio City
    Bruno Mars loads up on amenities in Studio City

    Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars has purchased a tricked-out, two-acre estate in Studio City for $6.5 million.

    Set in a gated foothill community in the Fryman Canyon area, the Mediterranean-style house was built in 2000 and takes in canyon, city and mountain views.

    The recently renovated interior...

  • Bruno Mars buys loaded estate in Studio City foothills area
    Bruno Mars buys loaded estate in Studio City foothills area

    Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars has spent $6.5 million for a tricked-out two-acre estate in Studio City, The Times has confirmed.

    Set in a gated foothill community in the Fryman Canyon area, the Mediterranean-style house was built in 2000 and takes in the canyon, city and mountain views.

    The recently...

  • Burbank man struck and killed by Metro train ruled a suicide
    Burbank man struck and killed by Metro train ruled a suicide

    The death of a Burbank teen struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Studio City last Friday was ruled a suicide, coroner’s officials said.

    Paramedics responded to the Universal/Studio City station around 11:50 a.m., where David Ferrer, 19, was found dead on the tracks.

    Ferrer graduated from...

  • Derek Hough, Mark Ballas of 'Dancing With the Stars' sell Studio City flip
    Derek Hough, Mark Ballas of 'Dancing With the Stars' sell Studio City flip

    Professional dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas of the series “Dancing With the Stars” have sold a Studio City house for $1.85 million.

    Set on nearly a third of an acre, the remodeled 1962 home will have a star turn on an HGTV series, according to the listing.

    The new kitchen features custom cabinets,...

  • Person fatally struck by Metro Red Line train in Studio City
    Person fatally struck by Metro Red Line train in Studio City

    A person was struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Studio City on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

    Paramedics rushed to the Universal/Studio City station 1 p.m. after a person was hit and found under the tracks, Metro said in a statement. The person was pronounced...

  • Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball struggles against Harvard-Westlake

    Basketball: Falcons dealt lopsided loss by Wolverines at West Coast Holiday Festival.

  • Water polo: Harvard-Westlake standout Johnny Hooper commits to Cal

    The California Golden Bears have come away with the top senior water polo player in Southern California, if not the state.

    Johnny Hooper of Harvard-Westlake has committed to California.

    Hooper led the Wolverines to an unbeaten season and a second consecutive Southern Section Division 1 championship....

  • Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel part with Studio City home
    Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel part with Studio City home

    Actor Taye Diggs and actress-singer-songwriter Idina Menzel have sold their home in Studio City for $2.55 million — about 15% less than their original asking price.

    The couple, who last December announced plans to go their seperate ways after 10 years of marriage, had had asked as much as $2.995...

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